Future engineering work

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Amended morning and evening service between Reading and Bedwyn on Sunday 19 August

Start date
19/08/2018  00:00
End date
19/08/2018 
Route affected
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Trains between London Paddington / Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn / Exeter St Davids / Penzance

 
TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Bedwyn, closing the line early morning and late evening.

Until 09:30 and after 21:00, local Thames Valley trains between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn will be replaced by buses.

After 21:00, High Speed services will be diverted between Reading and Taunton / Westbury, extending journey times. Road transport will be provided between Swindon and Pewsey, and also between Reading and Newbury.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

The Great Western Route Modernisation project is the biggest investment in the Great Western railway since Brunel built it more than 150 years ago. Modernising the route will improve the experience of everyone who uses it and stimulate economic growth in the South West and beyond.

Network Rail are electrifying one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways, providing greener, more reliable journeys and improving connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford. This project is also part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.